Hit Refresh with Activities & Games for National Coding Week!
Strengthen your child’s digital literacy skills during National Coding Week, September 13th-19th.
National Coding Week is a great opportunity for learners of all ages to explore coding, programming, and to develop their computational thinking skills — a problem solving process that uses algorithms and logic to create solutions.
For young people growing up in a digital age, computer science is a big part of their lives — even if they don’t become professional computer programmers or software engineers. It can help give them the fundamental skills to thrive on screen and off. Coding, the process of using a programming language to give a computer instructions to perform a specific task, teaches kids problem-solving, analytical thinking, and teamwork. It also provides valuable opportunities to explore their imagination and flex their creativity.
Check out the byte-sized activities, games, and videos below to start incorporating coding, programming and computational thinking practices into your family’s everyday life!
Grades 3-8 In this segment from SciGirls, Britanee, Estrella, and Saabiriinn use code to turn music into a stunning visual display. Before entering their code in Processing, they write out their code in plain English, a process known as Pseudocode. Using the accompanying Code Creators Activity, students will learn how to write pseudocode of their own!